Stanford White (1853-1906) was a noted founder of the architectural firm McKim, Mead and White. White’s work encompassed architecture of both public and private buildings, as well as their exterior and interior decoration. Picture frame designs by White grew naturally from his relationships with many artist-friends. White’s designs drew upon many sources; the grille design of this frame is one of his more inventive forms and among the earliest examples of the design where the wire armature of the grille is suspended above a gilded cove. Both the inner and outer edges of the grill are finished with meticulously rendered leaves and flowers in small scale while the inner edge of the frame is accented with a motif of leaf-and-berry. A rare example of White’s grille frames, the frame is in very good condition and bears its original gilded surface.